The Clemmons Community Foundation has launched two COVID-19 Local Response Funds to provide flexible and emergency resources to non-profit charitable organizations serving impacted residents during this unprecedented time: the COVID-19 Clemmons-Lewisville Response Fund and the COVID-19 Yadkin County Response Fund. The Yadkin County Response Fund was seeded with a gift from the Wayne A. Shore Endowment Fund of the foundation.
For each community the foundation is assembling a growing team of community leaders to inform the assessment of needs and guide distribution decisions as the pandemic impact unfolds locally. Timely and flexible support is particularly important at a time when needs are rapidly changing. These teams currently include:
The COVID-19 Clemmons-Lewisville Response Fund
- Mike Horn, Mayor of the Town of Lewisville
- Rev. Dr. Vincent Howell, Leader of the Interfaith Alliance of Clemmons and Lewisville
- Ditra Miller, CEO and Executive Director of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce
- Scott Spillman, President of the Clemmons Rotary Club
- John Wait, Mayor of the Village of Clemmons
The COVID-19 Yadkin County Response Fund
- Monta Davis-Oliver, Mayor Pro Tem of Yadkinville Board of Commissioners and Board Member of the Yadkin County United Fund
- Lisa Drum, Board Member of the Yadkin County Community Foundation and Chair-Elect of the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce
- Dr. Wayne Matthews, Director of the Yadkin Center and Director of Occupational Programs for Yadkin County, Surry Community College
- Mark Moran, SVP of Commercial Banking of SunTrust now Truist
- David Moxley, Vice-Chairperson and Commissioner of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners
- Bobby Todd, Executive Director of the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership
“Our communities have always pulled together to help others in times of need,” said Sandi Scannelli, President and CEO of the Clemmons Community Foundation. “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on charitable organizations – our front line of help to residents – is already significant. There has never been a more important time to pull together as now and throughout the coming weeks. Collectively, we can not only flatten the curve of the virus spread, but also flatten the curve of damage to nonprofit capacities to respond. These agencies have capably helped our residents in need for years. They need our help now.”
As the local impact of the pandemic unfolds, the foundation is grateful for the remarkable efforts of healthcare systems, public health practitioners, local government officials, and local school systems in implementing precautionary measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The foundation will work in partnership with the community leaders throughout these areas to ensure the funds have maximum reach and effectiveness. The funds will work to complement rather than duplicate the distribution of State and Federal resources in an effort to help local capacity.
The initial phase of the funds is intended to be a rapid response to urgent needs. As the foundation and its partners learn more about local needs and the changing nature of this situation, the process will likely adapt.
Details about how nonprofits can request and access resources from the COVID-19 Local Response Funds will be announced soon, once donations have begun to accumulate. Most up-to-date information can be found on the foundation’s website at https://clemmonsfoundation.org/covid19.
Tax-deductible contributions to the Local Response Funds can be made securely online via the foundation’s website (see links below) or by check made payable to the Clemmons Community Foundation (P.O. Box 567, Clemmons, NC 27012). Contributing to this new fund is one of many ways any person, institution, or company can make a difference.
- COVID-19 Clemmons-Lewisville Fund: https://ccf.gives/covid19CLresponse
- COVID-19 Yadkin County Fund: https://ccf.gives/covid19yadkinresponse
The foundation encourages individuals and families to visit the North Carolina state website at https://ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus or call the available hotline, 866.462.3821, for the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).